Monday, August 12, 2013

Modern Print Monday: Viennese Checkerboards

Dress by Rudi Gernreich 1971

Nobody can be credited with inventing the black and white
checkerboard pattern

Sugar Box by Kolomon Moser
for the Wiener Werstatte
(Viennese Workshop)

Chair by Josef Hoffmann

The designers in the Viennese Workshop can be credited with popularizing it 100 years ago.

Brooch by Josef Hoffmann

Color and shape minimized to absolute basics.

The classic black and white tile floor was inspiration.

Josef  Diveky's advertisement for 
Vienna's Cafe Fledermaus

Movie set by Cedric Gibbons for Grand Hotel, 
set in Germany,

A still classic look for cafes

from Warsaw to West Texas.

Pattern by Kolomon Moser
for the Viennese Workshop

A good idea revived by Mary Engelbreit 
at the end of the 20th century.

Mary Engelbreit's Fried Egg Flower fabric

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